Huawei Watch GT will not run Wear OS, new press render leaked

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Huawei Watch GT will not run Wear OS, new press render leaked
Even though Huawei's new smartwatch hasn't been unveiled yet, we already know quite a lot of things about the unannounced Watch GT. Oddly enough, there was no mention of Wear OS in any of the previous reports covering the Huawei Watch GT, and for good reason.

It looks like the smartphone will not be powered by Google's Wear OS, as Huawei has decided to include its proprietary operating system. Even so, the smartwatch will still offer health and tracking features, as well as notifications.

Another interesting piece of information that we've just learned is that Huawei Watch GT will trade the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset for an ARM Cortex-M4 based SoC (system on chip).

Apparently, Huawei's OS requires less power to run than Google's Wear OS, so the main benefit will be a longer battery life (14 days, 20 hours with GPS enabled), even though it will pack a standard 420 mAh battery.

The Huawei Watch GT will include an optical heart rate monitor, along with pressure and light sensor, as well as infrared blaster and built-in GPS. Two Huawei Watch GT variants will be announced next week with prices starting at around €200.

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